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April  -  09


Police hopeful on MMS mastermind, abduction case to be handed over to CBI: HM

ITANAGAR, Apr 8: State Police is still clueless about the whereabouts of ASI Boham Bo, the main accused of Daporijo MMS scandal. But, Home Department is hoping that the accused would be apprehended soon. “Police is working day and night to nab the absconding ASI, and he would be arrested soon,” asserted Home Minister Tako Dabi.

ASI Bo, who was granted anticipatory bail by Chief Judicial Magistrate on March 21 to appear before Daporijo CJM, has been missing since then.

Though there is no official confirmation, reliable sources says that Bo has already left the state.

Legal action against the four arrested accused has already been initiated, Dabi said in a Press conference here this afternoon.

One of the accused Head Constable Duyu Tatu surrendered before Lower Subansiri District Magistrate Nila Mohanan at Ziro yesterday. Other three arrested are Constable Tapar Norah, Rajesh Nayam and Kili Nguri.

Inspector Hazarika of Daporijo police station, who was sent to Itanagar to bring Bo to Daporijo, has been suspended from service for dereliction of duty, Dabi said.  “The crime was committed two year back in 2009 and before I became the Home Minister,” Dabi informed. The case has been registered at Daporijo police station only after it came into limelight through media recently, he said.

The Home Minister, meanwhile, informed that the State Government has decided to hand over the Sanjay Kumar abduction case to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) since State Police failed to find any clues about his whereabouts.

The decision was taken after the joint search operation conducted by Arunachal Police and Assam Police in deep jungles and various other locations of both Assam and Arunachal failed to find any clues to where he may be, Dabi said.

Sanjay, a native from Bihar was kidnapped on November 24 last year from Kharsang in Changlang district while he was on his way to Kharsang coal mine field where he was working as a supervisor of Arunachal Pradesh Mineral Development and Trading Corporation Limited.

On Tirap and Changlang situation, the Home Minister claimed that there had been no such serious law and order problem prevailing as forces deployed in both the districts were tackling all situations effectively.

Dabi, meanwhile, informed that Centre has sanctioned Rs 138.95 crore for upgrading and strengthening Arunachal Police. State police would be fully equipped, modernized and ready to tackle any situation itself within 10 years, he claimed.

Though there had been insufficient police forces, Arunachal Police has been effectively maintaining law and order situation in the state, Dabi claimed.

The state will require at least 15,000 more security personnel and 58 more police stations soon after the trans-Arunachal Highway is opened, Dabi said.

He also informed about punitive action taken against inobedient and alcohol addicted police personnel by Home Department. He said that 21 such personnel have been sent for corrective/rehabilitation training and two were suspended for their links with underground (UG) elements. One of them has been killed by suspected UG activists after he was released from jail while another was still in jail, Dabi added.

The Press conference was also attended by DGP Kanwaljeet Deol and Commissioner Home Tajum Talo.


NPF has no hidden agenda’

ITANAGAR, Apr 8: Naga Peoples Front (NPF) office bearer of Arunachal Pradesh, which has come under fire from apex student’s body  has said that NPF has no hidden agenda or ulterior motives as it is purely a political party with peace and prosperity agenda as motivating force of the party. While responding to AAPSU’s objection to the formation of the party in the state, it said that allegation were utterly baseless and inspired by vested interest.

It took strong exception to AAPSU president Takam Tatung’s statement and said Election Commission of India will not recognize a political party if its based on communal lines. It is utterly baseless and inspired by vested interest, it said. It said that people of Assam and Manipur had already accepted and soon regional parties from Arunachal Pradesh will also have a political tie-up with NPF.

We urge APPSU to refrain from giving such political inspired comments as there is much important issues confronting the people of Arunachal, it said.

In an email to this daily, office bearers said that India is a free country and everybody has got freedom to exercise fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution of India while adding that it  aspires for wholesome development of north-east region especially Tirap and Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh “perhaps somehow neglected by the government of Arunachal Pradesh over the years”.


Wakro march against corruption

Wakro, Apr 8:  Members of The Art of Living, Prayas, Vivekananda Kendra and ASSET conducted a peace march expressing strong support to the just cause of nation wide fight against corruption led by Anna Hazare.

General public and members of Wakro market came out in support of the march against corruption.

Dr. Rama Tewari of the Art of living foundation said that we must be responsible citizens and administered a pledge to all present not to indulge in or promote corruption atleast for a year.

Saroj Kumar Swain, Executive Director of Delhi based NGO Prayas in his communication to Anugrah assured all support to the noble cause. Lod Ampi of Prayas informed that Prayas will strive to contribute to the cause in all possible ways by serving the people with dedication and promoting awareness on the burning issue.

Anura Thamoung insisted that people must be aware of their rights and responsibilities. Corruption hurts people and we must not deprive people of what is due to them. In our individual level if we do not hurt and deprive others, much will be achieved in the fight against corruption, she added. We may seem to be powerless against the seemingly mighty corrupt ones but we must know the power of the people who can take on corruption collectively, she asserted.

People's Party of  Arunachal and Save Arunachal Forum expressed its solidarity with Anna Hazare.

If UPA government is committed to the People, transparency and accountability than they should respect the voice of the people  by forming a joint committee to draft the Jan Lok Pal Bill, said PPA.

It’s not just only Anna's wish but voices of Indian, it said while questioning the resignation of Sharad Pawar, the NCP Supremo from the Group of Ministers. It simply reflects his selfish interest, it said while adding that if Pawar is committed, he should also quit from his position as minister.

Save Arunachal Forum has appealed the people of state to come out in support of Anna as corruption is a big issue in Arunachal. It informed that Forum would join the protest in Delhi and highlight issues of corruption.


Rally against MMS to begin at 7.30 am

ITANAGAR, Apr 8: The peace rally ‘Voice in Unison for Justice’ is all set to begin here on Saturday spearheaded by Arunachal Indigenous Tribes Forum (AITF) in protest against the infamous Daporijo PS MMS scandal.

The peace rally will start from RK Mission Helipad at 7.30 in the morning and culminate at Raj Bhavan in an attempt to create public awareness on human rights violation and to place collective public opinion for introduction of reforms in Police Administration, Law and Order system in the state.

AITF Vice Chairperson Jarjum Gamlin Ete today informed that the rally will be a peaceful one with no slogan shouting. Volunteers will take part in the protest rally silently with placards and banners in black dress as mark of protest, she said. She also informed that the participants should not carry any objectionable articles like daos, sticks, rods or other sharp weapons to maintain peaceful atmosphere during the rally.


ANSU calls for ban on selling

of mithun meat

ITANAGAR, Apr 8: All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) has called for the banning of selling of Mithun meat in markets of capital complex. Expressing concern over declining number of Mithun population, ANSU urged market welfare associations and capital complex deputy commissioner to ban selling of Mithun meat at the earliest.   “Mithun’s are being killed daily and sold in various markets of capital complex. At this rate of killing, Mithun may get extinct in near future. We appeal capital administration to ban selling of Mithun meat at the earliest,” said ANSU General Secretary Arjun Panye.

He further added, “In recent years it’s been seen that during traditional marriage feast large number of Mithun are being killed. We would like to appeal Nyishi Elite Society to look into this matter and there should be certain limits on number of Mithun being sacrificed during marriage ceremony.”

 ANSU has urged government to start more number of Mithun breeding centres to increase their population. “Most of the Mithun breeding centres are not functioning properly at the moment. Government should revamp those centres immediately and also set up few more new ones. Mithun is most precious animal of Arunachalee tribal’s we need to conserve them at any cost,” ANSU said in a release.


Festival of Diversity starts at RGU

RONO HILLS, Apr 8: True to its name Arunachal Panorama, the opening ceremony of Rajiv Gandhi Universitys biannual festival that begun today, displayed a Pan-Arunachal view of all the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh.

While expressing his happiness on being called as the chief guest of the function, Takam Sanjoy, Honorable MP praised the university faculty for organizing such a festival that instilled a sense of brotherhood amongst students from different tribes.

As the festivals mascot welcomed the chief guest, the tinkling of its bells resonating in the field, added a sense of holiness to the entire festival.

Terming the university as the think-tank of the state, Sanjoy said that the university should be more than just an educational institute that imparts academic knowledge to the students. It should grow as a research institute that will guide planning, programming and  implementation of developmental programs of the state for years to come, he said.

Sanjoy hoped that the festival would propagate the message of beauty in diversity. The diversity should not lose its character. Rather it should be strengthened and molded and celebrated in one big platform, he added.

Impressed with such a festival, he planned on taking it to the national capital where all Arunachali students can gather and celebrate the feeling of brotherhood. As a token of appreciation, he donated 2 lakh rupees that would be used for buying a new sound system.

A brain child of the then Vice Chancellor, Prof Atul Sharma, Arunachal Panorama first began in 2006 to celebrate the cultural diversity of the state. This fourth edition of the festival saw the silent serene hilltop campus of RGU come alive to the soulful tune Hamara Arunachal of Bengia Hemanto.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof T. Libang in his address thanked Professor Atul Sharma for conceptualizing and conceiving such a festival that exemplified the diversity of the state. RGU is a mini Arunachal and the festival rightly shows the unity among the students who have come from various places, Libang said.

The campus, otherwise filled by students in jeans and t shirts, saw a drastic shift as they roamed around wearing their traditional attire.

While some of them took up the responsibility of putting up stalls, others displayed a cultural program that unified the tribes in one platform. Stalls of almost all tribes with local cuisines like Khaupak and Khaulam were put up.

The cultural dance showcasing 14 major tribes of the state re-instilled the essence of the cultural fusion and set an example of the inter-tribal harmony.


Naga Student Federation invites

AAPSU president

ITANAGAR, Apr 8: At a time when Naga issue is hogging limelight in Arunachal because of recent event like NSCN (K) threat letter against Dorjee Khandu government and decision by Naga People’s Party to form its Arunachal unit, Naga Student Federation (NSF) have invited AAPSU President Takam Tatung to be part of their forthcoming general conference.

This move by NSF has surprised political experts of state and many believe it to be political move with backing of political bosses of Nagaland.

 As per invitation letter, NSF is organizing its 24th general conference at Pfutsero town, Nagaland, from 27th to 30th April. More than two thousand delegates are expected to participate in the conference.

NSF was formed in the year 1947 when Naga political movement was at its peak. Even though a student body, NSF is deeply rooted on Naga political movement.

“Jurisdiction of the NSF covers the entire Naga Areas irrespective of the artificial geographical boundaries,” NSF wrote in the invitation letter sent to the AAPSU president.


Strengthen the works departments: APESA

ITANAGAR, Apr 8: The Arunachal Pradesh Engineering Service Associations (APESA) has called upon the Govt to strengthen existing works departments with requisite infrastructures and technical vigilance wings for full proof quality monitoring of the projects.

In a memorandum to the Chief Secretary, the Association appealed him to intervene and strengthen the work departments as per business allocation rules of the state Govt by evolving a transparent and coherent mechanism for faster delivery of the services.

Expressing deep anguish over the steps being taken by non-work departments for creating their own engineering wings to carry out their respective departmental works, the Association said that engineering fraternity are disheartened and felt humiliated by  such decision of the Govt. It has dampened the spirit of the engineering profession and decision is against the same rule which is being approved by the Govt. on the basis of CPWD Manual for execution of the various works in the state, the Association said.

APESA opines that the very purpose of creating these engineering wings under various departments is not to control and monitor  the quality construction of the works but to execute the works at their whims and whisk which directly will lead to mushrooming of corruptions in departments.

Instead of diverting their time and energy for the constructional activities, the non-technical department like police, tourism, education should be strengthened to excel in their own profession to  get the best services,  it opined.

The APESA said that with the creation of many small engineering wings in the non-technical departments, the prime objective of the functioning of that departments will be sabotage and jeopardized.  It further said that time has come for serious introspection over the technical competency and absorption capacity of Third Party Monitoring on various centrally sponsored schemes which will, it said, prove to be counterproductive with creation of tiny engineering wings.


Assembly standing Committees reconstituted

ITANAGAR, April 8: Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker has reconstituted the Assembly Standing Committees recently. The tenure of each committee is for one year with effect from March 21 last.

While Business Advisory Committee, Rules Committee  will be headed by Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong as chairman,  Deputy Speaker Tapang Taloh has been appointed as chairman of  Committee of Privileges and  Budget Committee.

MLAs Bamang Felix, Tani Loffa, Tamiyo Taga, Jarkar Gamlin, Kamthok Lowang and Ralom Borang have been appointed as chairman of Library Committee, Committee on Subordinate Legislation, Committee on Government Assurance, Committee on Petitions, House Committee and Committee on Absence of Members from  the sitting of the House respectively, according to an official release.


The Akas: Land and People: a

book by Dr Nimachow

ITANAGAR, Apr 8: A new book titled, “The Akas: Land and People” authored by Dr. Gibji Nimachow, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh has been recently published by Commonwealth Publishers, New Delhi.

The author born to Late Lisang Nimachow and Late Lame Nimachow is first among the Aka tribes to complete post graduate degree in 2001, M. Phil in 2002 and Ph. D in 2008 from Rajiv Gandhi University (Formerly Arunachal University). He is a Gold Medalist in M. Phil and qualified both NET & SLET examination.

The author is specialized in Human Geography, IKS, Phytogeography, Forest Resources, Ethnobotany, Linkages between Bio-resources and Human livelihood, Sustainable Development and GIS & Remote Sensing. He has published about a dozen of research papers in books and journals of regional, national and international. He has completed a major research project ‘Akas and their forest: analysis of sustainable development’ sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi and recently won mountain biodiversity initiatives award, 2011 organized by ICIMOD, Kathmandu (Nepal) for this work. There are two ongoing projects to his credit on topics ‘Phytogeographic survey and conservation efforts for Taxus baccata and Rubia cordifolia in West Kameng district’ and ‘Phytogeographic survey and conservation efforts for Taxus baccata in Tawang district’ sponsored by ATREE (CEPF), Darjeeling and UGC, New Delhi.

A comprehensive work on social, economic, demographic and cultural change of the tribe has been presented on the basis of first hand information collected through field survey. The present work considers all Aka villages and focuses on their transition in three different time period i.e. post independence, statehood period and 2000 onwards. The area inhabited by Akas is delineated on Survey of India topographical maps as narrated by the elderly people during field study.

In this book the changes taking place in family type, marriage system, traditional village council, literacy rate, infrastructure, agriculture, demography, forest resources and culture has been described. Using different figures and photographs attempt has been made to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the tribe. The area has not progressed impressively during the post independence period. The region is still lagging behind in terms of the indicators of development. The lack of efficient & effective transportation system and inadequate means of communication are major hurdles. Low literacy rates and low per capita income are the other indicators of development, which are responsible for the overall underdevelopment of the area.

The book would be useful for students, research scholars, academicians and the general readers in inventorying the unknown facts and carry out further research.


APEDA’s energy-efficiency umbrella

ITANAGAR, Apr 8: Continuing with its constant effort to advocate conservation of energy and more and more use of renewable energy, the Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) never let go an opportunity go off track as came up with another step to generate awareness on renewable energy among the masses during the Mopin celebration at far-flung Gensi under West Kameng district on April 5 last.

The effort to bring the commoners under ‘energy-efficiency umbrella’ was made possible courtesy the APEDA team led by Information & Publicity Officer T Muri who took all the pains, leave aside the tedious task of bringing the Mobile Exhibition Van (MEV) from the State capital to the remote corner of West Siang district due to reasons best known to all, to ensure sustainable future on energy front.

During the exhibition, Muri informed that APEDA distributed 200 Nos of T-shirts to the visitors.

Lamenting over the ‘poor response’ from the general people, the IPO made an earnest appeal to them to enhance their knowledge on renewable energy and its importance for sustainable future. “Renewable energy holds much more importance as it is freely available in nature,” he said.

In spite of communication bottleneck, APEDA made it possible to bring its MEV to Gensi due to the initiative taken by T Muri as he says the demonstration is aimed at creating mass awareness on renewable energy in far-flung areas.

MLA Markio Tado graced the Mopin celebration as chief guest.

The IPO further appealed to every citizen of the State to visit the MEV. Now, the Mobile Exhibition Van will be shifted to another part of West Kameng district, to continue with its demonstration spree during Malini Mela from April 10 next.


Ensure quality education: Siram

PASIGHAT, Apr 8: Teachers occupy a special position in our society and they are the persons responsible in shaping up the future of children, said Education Minister Bosiram Siram.

Interacting with the teachers and students of Yagrung HS School today, the Education Minister appealed to the teachers to work in close co-ordination with students to help them in building up their future.  Stating that teaching is regarded as noblest of all professions, Siram advised teaching community to discharge their duty sincerely and as per the reputation and also to ensure quality education schools.

Beside bookies knowledge the minister also stressed on value-based education at school.

He also advised students to look beyond their academic knowledge and skills and acquire relevant experience to achieve the desired goal in this highly competitive world.

He said that the main motive of the Education Act was to make Arunachal a complete literate state. But we have to be very careful that the Act is implemented properly, he added.

Taking serious note on Mid Day Meal issue, the minister assured that he would call a high level meeting at the Directorate to redress the problem soon.

He announced Rs. 7 Lakhs for Library, Rs. 5 Lakhs for Computer rooms, Rs. 6.1 Lakhs for Science Laboratory, Rs. 5 Lakhs for Art, Craft & Culture room and Rs. 8 Lakhs for teachers’ quarters of the school. DIPRO


IDEA brings relief to the victims

of Fire mishap at Daporijo

Daporijo, Apr 8: Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association (IDEA) organized a relief material distribution Camp at Sacred Heart School Campus Daporijo and at Taliha for the victims of major fire mishap at Sigin colony and Taliha which had completely destroyed their belongings, homes, savings, property and valuable ornaments.

With the support of CARITAS INDIA, IDEA distributed essential items like ration, kitchen utensils, blankets, mosquito nets to the all the affected families. IDEA also supported the students affected by this fire mishap with books, uniforms, study materials and all the immediate needs to cope with the situation especially during this time of exams.  

Fr. Tomy Edasseryparampil CMF, the Principal headed the Emergency Rapid Action Team of IDEA. On behalf of IDEA he expressed solidarity and deepest sympathy to everyone affected by this fire-mishap. He further enlightened the affected families on how to avoid such catastrophe in the future and shared his expertise on fire safety measures.

Taruk, the Gaon Burha appreciated the tireless efforts of IDEA to reach out to the fire victims and said that from the very day of fire incident IDEA was there to evacuate the affected families and has helped the victims to come to grip with the price of flames.

IDEA Area coordinator Sr. Rose Mary SABS together with Omang and George and other SHG leaders identified the affected families after a detailed assessment.  

Fr. Shinu, Vice Principal, Sr. Rose Lotha, Head Mistress, SHG Women and youth of Daporijo assisted the emergency relief distribution.

At Taliha Fr. Siju SAC distributed the relief materials while Tabu Dichuk, IDEA Animator organized the relief camp.

I am Anna Hazare



Dear Editor,

The ongoing agitation launched by Anna Hazare is commendable and people should realize how we are under the shadow of the corrupted people.

Our State Arunachal is run by the  traitors not by true representatives. Democracy is being purchased  here and clean honest and learned People have no Place in  political system of Arunachal Pradesh. Due to too much corruption, there is a serious challenge to development.

In the political realm, it undermines democracy and good Governance by flouting or even subverting formal processes. Corruptions have almost changed the elections and legislative bodies of our State, have reduced accountability, and distorted representation in policymaking.

In Arunachal, even the RTI has been hijacked by the Government by enhancing the Fees of Per Paper to Rs 10, which is a joke.

Common people have to think twice before filing RTI.

And judiciary is totally in dark.

Even the press is not free here and write up against the Govt is not permissible.

Very recently Save Arunachal Forum was formed which is a gutsy move. We should support their move to save Arunachal.  

Everybody knows that in our State due to corruption, capacity of government has been eroded and procedures are disregarded. Resources are siphoned off and public offices are bought and sold, the legitimacy of government undermined due to corruption.

Instead of land of Rising sun, Arunachal has become land of Corruption.

Therefore, its excellent opportunity for us to support the cause and supports the Voice of Anna Hazare to make Arunachal a corruption free State.


Kenbom Bagra

Aalo, (on email)





Dear Editor,

It is beyond doubt, the recent hunger strike unto death called by Anna Hazare, a social activist, is spreading like wildfire. Undoubtedly, he has not taken this bold step for himself, but for every Indians. And at his age hardly some people may think of taking such risk. The key demand for which Annaji has called for fast unto death is early implementation of Lokpal Bill in the central level. Annaji is not doing a new thing spontaneously, rather the seed of anger or cynicism has been sown for 42 years and now it is burst out. Within this 42 years why the govt. did not implement the Bill? With this sentiment coupled with recent scams after scams such as CWG, 2G spectrum, Adarsh Society, ISRO etc added fuel to the fire.

This Lokpal Bill with some changes as proposed by Annaji, may be the last weapon through which we can reduce the mushrooming of corruption in the country.

Annaji has beaten the drum against corruption and many people from different parts of the country have heard the sound. Whether Arunachalees are getting the sound? It is needless to say, the people of Arunachal Pradesh are also victims of mal- administration and political tug-of-war.

Its people have also witnessed some unprecedented corruptions from innumerable illegal appointments in the Govt. Departments to PDS scam and recent MOAs signed by Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh with many private companies for construction of Hydro-power project dams in the state, may be a scam in waiting. Above all, an ultimatum called by NSCN (K) against present govt. and subsequent courageous statement made by Naga People's Front, a major political outfit of Nagaland to form an Arunachal Unit of NPF. And the Government inclination to remain mum over such statement, exposes its hollowness and compel us to believe that there may be some nexus between politicians and UG groups.

The problems can be sorted out through NGOs, Student Organizations etc. unfortunately some NGOs are sycophants and some students organizations' leaders are pro-govt, owing to which we could able to trace out every problems but cannot find its ending such as PDS scam. There is other way also to check corruption in the state level by implementing state level anti-corruption Bill or Lokayukta which is almost similar to Lokpal in the centre level and has been implemented by some states viz. Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh etc. We must pressurize the Government to implement the same in the State.

Let's put our heads and hands together in support of Annaji who is crusading against corruption in the country. This impulse may bring changes in the state and awake the people of Arunachal Pradesh from deep slumber.


Atum Lamnio






Dear Editor,

In our society, corruption has spread like cancer. It is high time we combat against the corruption. It is my sincere appeal to all organizations to extend support to Anna Hazare, Veteran social activist who is on a hunger strike for the cause of poor and common people and against the corrupted politicians and bureaucrats who had kicked the stomach of the poor people.


Koj Kapa,

(on email)






Dear Editor,

It is really a matter of pride that out of 1.21 billion population, there arose one Anna Hazare, 72 yr young to uproot the evil called Corrution. Corruption is present everywhere, right from session to Sanction, from ration to education, from rich to poor as a fashion, from high and low as passion.

If corruption is present today at such high scale, it is also because of the support of people irrespective of caste, creed, language, religion. It is nothing but an organised crime.

But, people who tried to speak against it are nipped at bud. All problems of the country right from regionalism or terrorism many of these have come up due to corruption. It is so generalised today that it can be regarded as a Theory utilised by all. No one can deny it. Corruption is against human rights. So, now a solution is a must. Hail the Jan Lok Pal Bill.


Priyanka Chakrabarty




Bring back the lost glory

Dear Editor,

Everyday I walk at the Indira Gandhi Park and one thing keeps worrying me is that in the North Eastern side of the park intrusion is on and no one seems to mind.

If not stopped now, it will kill the only attraction in the capital. Why build walls in the middle of the park and no wall in the boundary?

Its quite confusing!

What happened to the beautification of the park? It used to be filled with flowers during the spring season when we were young. Please bring those day back!

I hope the officer in-charge will take the required steps to check the intrusion and keep this heaven safe and beautiful.


Nabam R H

Itanagar, (on email)



Let there be no partiality

Dear editor,

In response to the Item in readers forum "Nothing wrong in private practice", I would like to go with the same idea with slight modification.

Govt. should make a way for them by giving them a license to practice in private as well and in return they should be barred from pay incentives like Non Practicing Allowance and others. So that the employees who want to dedicate themselves in their profession should not have any complaints. This should not be limited to Doctor's and teachers; other profession should also be included. In regards to ministerial staff there is nothing like OTA in out-posts, like it is considered in Capital. So, need of employees of government should be addressed and there should not be any partiality in that.


Arunachal K

Aalo, (on email)



Don’t drag the issue

Dear Editor,

The allegation and counter allegation published in your esteemed daily under different heading on the utilization of SPA fund in Ruksin CD Block by some vested individual is unfortunate. When an FIR has already been lodged with Pasighat Police for the case, why the complainant has opted for press release?

The Anchal Chairperson and forty six (46) others where the work has been executed  has expressed satisfaction over the execution of the work under SPA by the BDO, Ruksin.

How can a resident of Mirbuk which does not fall under Ruksin CD Block made the complaint and lodge the FIR. It shows their malice intention.

Therefore, it is my humble appeal to all the concern individuals and groups not to resort to such tactics to mitigate their personnel enmity. Such action by certain individual will affect the pace of developmental work and also tarnish the image of a dedicated and sincere officer.


Nakek Moyong,

ZPM, Bilat






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Ex-servicemen board formed

ITANAGAR, Apr 8: Welfare Association and Rehabilitation Board of Central Paramilitary Forces Ex-Servicemen, Arunachal Pradesh has  been formed  recently.  The nine-member central executive body of the Board is headed by Dr Nima Taye, Honi Tazing and Alik Bagang as president, vice president and general secretary .


Voters too responsible for corruption: Taipodia

ITANAGAR, April 8:  Not only the politicians, but the voters are also responsible for corruption in the state, said former minister Kardu Taipodia in a release today.

Pointing out the hue and cry raised against corruption in the state, Taipodia said, even in last Assembly election, voters took huge amount of money for casting votes. Citing his personal experience Taipodia said he got only 44 votes as PPA candidate in last assembly poll as he was against money power to sway voters.

Meanwhile, Taipodia said that he had resigned from the post of Janata Dal, state unit president after last assembly election.


Treasury officer’s death mourned

ITANAGAR, Apr 8: The officers and staff of the  Directorate of Accounts and Treasuries, directorate of Audit and Pension, directorate of Small Savings have condoled the demise of B M Paul, treasury officer, Daporijo, who died  due to heart ailment today.

Born in January 28, 1963, Paul joined the Govt service on Oct, 1987 and promoted to FAO/TO  in 1994. He also discharged his duty in various  departments with sincerity and devotion.

The staff members observed two minutes silence and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul. They also conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family.

Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Finance and Accounts Service Association, Itanagar also deeply mourned the death of Paul. Late Paul will always be remembered for his cool disposition and amiable nature, the Association said in a condolence message.


State NSS volunteers take part in youth exchange prog

ITANAGAR, Apr 8: A 13-member NSS team from Tomi Polytechnic College (TPC), Basar and Rajiv Gandhi Govt Polytechnic College (RGGPC) Itanagar represented Arunachal in the 10 days Inter-State Youth Exchange and Home Stay programme organized by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbedur, Tamil Nadu at Chennai and Mysore recently.

The team included 7 NSS volunteers from TPC and 6 RGGPC and escorted by vice principal cum NSS programme officer of TPC, V Arul Kumar.


‘Activate mobile tower’

ITANAGAR, Apr 8: All Mengio Students Union (AMSU) has appealed to the BSNL authorities to make the Mobile tower at Mengio functional within this month.

The mobile tower was erected last year but left unused  for  the reason best known to the authorities, the union said and urged the authorities to activate the tower as early as possible for benefit of local people.


Pre Longte

ITANAGAR, Apr 8: 1st Pre- Longte of Central Longte Celebration Committee was organized today  at Taikpa Kurung Kumey,

Bengia Tado, Chairman and Shri Bengia Hashi General Secretary of Central Longte (Festival) Celebration committee, attended the Pre-longte Celebration as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.


Unions oppose I G Park convention hall

ITANAGAR, April 8: All Arunachal Pradesh Government Departmental Labours Union (AAPGDLU) and All Arunachal Pradesh Forest Workers Union in a joint meeting held here yesterday demanded cancellation of no objection certificate and land allotment at I G Park for construction of convention hall.

The Unions said the initiative of the Urban Development and Housing department for construction of convention hall there will render the 11 families of casual labours homeless who are residing for last 20 years.  It demanded that the forest department immediately cancel its no objection certificate issued to housing department for the purpose. They further threatened to agitate in case of failure of authorities pay heed to their demands.


Give them their childhood: Org

ITANAGAR: Expressing concern over the social evils being practiced in the state till today, All Puroik Youth Association (APYA) has appealed to the people comply with the Bonded Labour Abolition Act – 1967. The Association particularly requested those people who are still availing the services of Puroik boys and girls as domestic servants to release them immediately on humanitarian ground.

Buying and selling of Puroik children have already been banned in the state, the Association said and threatened to approach National Human Rights Commission if such practices are continued.


Arrangement of accommodation

ITANAGAR: In view of proposed  high-level meeting of Arunachal Pradesh Govt working group with Planning Commission of India regarding annual plan -2011-12 of  state in New Delhi on April 15,  allotment of rooms in Arunachal Bhawan, Arunachal House  shall not be possible from April 13 to 16. This was informed by Deputy Resident Commissioner, K N Damo in a release today.

However, he assured accommodation outside the Bhawan and House during the period for those in urgent situations.


Basar appointed as AICSO president

ITANAGAR: Tomar Basar has been appointed as president of All India Congress Social Organization (AICSO), Arunachal Pradesh.   

AICC president Sonia Gandhi is the chief patron of the Organization which was established in 1990 to fulfill the cherished dream of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to serve the downtrodden and underprivileged people of the country.



ITANAGAR, Apr 8: Nginu Village Youth Association of Wakka circle in Tirap district has deeply mourned sudden demise of Wangma Wangsa.

A popular radio artist, late Wangsa had contributed many Wancho modern songs for All India Radio, Itanagar. Association has prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

Late Wangsa who was 54 years old today died at his native Nginu village. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.


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